Career Talk
Career Talk is a 20-minute interview show hosted by UC San Diego Extension. Each month, experts from a variety of industries discuss the latest trends in today's workplace.
Tips and Tricks to Land the Interview with Phil Blair (Career Talk Audio)
From the minute you get the call to set up your interview appointment, the interview has started. Tune in to this edition of the Career Talk podcast with guest Phil Blair of Manpower San Diego. Discover tips to help you think on your feet when interviewing for your next career.
Resume Writing with Phil Blair (Career Talk Audio)
A resume is more than just a piece of paper - it's your introduction to a potential employer. It is easier to write than a research paper. Phil Blair of Manpower San Diego explains the do's and don'ts of resume writing on this edition of the Career Talk podcast.
Networking – Using Connections to Open Doors with Phil Blair (Career Talk Audio)
80% of jobs today are found through networking. You may not know someone at a company you are interested in working at, but you may know someone who knows someone. Find out how to navigate your network to get your next job.
San Diego Workforce Partnership, Open to Everyone with Peter Callstrom, President and CEO of San Diego Workforce Partnership (Career Talk Audio)
Peter Callstrom, President and CEO of San Diego Workforce Partnership talks about the research on jobs in San Diego and the free services offered to everyone through the San Diego Workforce Partnership.
Try Before You Buy: The New Temp to Hire Job Market with Phil Blair, Author of Job Won! and Executive Officer at Manpower San Diego (Career Talk Audio)
Phil Blair, author of "Job Won" and executive officer of Manpower San Diego, discusses the move from temporary placement services to the new, more sophisticated search for employees with the right fit for their employers.
Careers in Brewing with Aaron Justus, Director of Brewing, Ballast Point (Career Talk Audio)
Aaron Justus is the Director of Brewing for Ballast Point. Beer hasn't always been his career - he started as a TV meteorologist. Justus talks about the craft beer boom and the steps to getting into the industry.
Avoid Career Transition Burnout with Kolby Goodman, Founder of The Job Huntr (Career Talk Audio)
Kolby Goodman is a career coach, career consultant, resume writer and the founder of Listen in as he talks about the big question, "What do you want to do when you grow up?"
Going Digital – E-discovery for Paralegals with Julia Dunlap, Esq., Director of Legal Education, UC San Diego Extension (Career Talk Audio)
For more than a decade, Julia Dunlap has been in charge of UC San Diego Extension's paralegal programs. Most recently, she was selected by her peers to serve as president of the American Association for Paralegal Education. Dunlap talks about going digital and the future of paralegals.
The Evolution of an Ad Agency with Reid Carr, President and CEO of Red Door Interactive (Career Talk Audio)
As Red Door Interactive's President & CEO, Reid Carr is there for clients and employees alike. Having began his career in advertising, he appreciates the integrity of the brand, but focuses on the fact that what we do for clients has to make them money. In this podcast, Carr talks about the modernization of the ad agency and what types of skills are in demand.
Innovation and Change in the Field of HR with Kurt Gering, Director of Talent, Culture & Capability for the San Diego Country Regional Airport Authority (Career Talk Audio)
Human Resources has evolved over the last couple of decades from a transactional department to more of a collaborative environment where both employees and employers benefit.
The 411 on SEO with Alan Bush, Director of Strategy for Ignite Visibility (Career Talk Audio)
Alan Bush, director of strategy for Ignite Visibility sheds light on some of the acronyms surrounding digital marketing.
Finding the Right Match…for Job Seekers with Neal Bloom, Talent Advisor for Talk Audio)
A real live rocket scientist turned entrepreneur, Neal Bloom is the talent advisor for, a site that connects companies with technical talent.
Connecting the World of Work to K12 Education with Ed Hidalgo (Career Talk Audio)
As the Director of the World of Work initiative at the University of San Diego's Mobile Technology Learning Center, Ed Hidalgo leads the exploration of ways to connect the world of work to K12 education. His current role reflects many of the initiatives he drove at Qualcomm over the past decade where he worked in staffing/HR and government affairs. As a Senior Director of Government affairs, Ed was responsible for the Thinkabit_Lab®, a dedicated education-focused makerspace...
Careers in the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Community with Laura Deitrick (Career Talk Audio)
With more than 2200 entities in operation, nonprofit organizations employ 8.1 percent of the total San Diego workforce. Are there particular skills or traits needed to find a job and thrive in this rewarding space? Explore the nonprofit career landscape with Laura Deitrick, Interim Director for the Institute for Nonprofit Research and Education at the University of San Diego. Recorded on 03/11/2016.
Big Data, Big Opportunities with Michael Zeller (Career Talk audio)
Big data is a big buzzword. Zementis CEO Michael Zeller cuts through the hype and explains what big data is and its impact on a wide variety of fields.
Millennials and the Changing Workplace with Christine DiDonato (Career Talk audio)
What do millennial employees need to know about the workplace? In turn, what do companies need to know about recruiting and retaining today's workforce? Tune in to Career Talk with our guest Christine DiDonato, founder of Career Revolution, Inc., for insight into employee and leadership development. Recorded on 01/25/2016.
Careers in Marketing with Michael Baehr (Career Talk audio)
Career Talk host Jennifer Davies examines the tips and trends of marketing careers with Michael Baehr. Michael Baehr is a seasoned marketing, advertising, and communications professional with nearly thirty years of experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. His background includes marketing strategy, brand creation, crisis communications, creative advertising development, PR and cause-related marketing. He earned a B.A. at UCLA and an MBA at New York University's...
The Secrets of Nutrition: Eating Your Way to Better Health with Katie Ferraro (Career Talk audio)
A registered dietitian who values the life-long benefits of health and nutrition, Katie Ferraro teaches several courses at Extension. She's also an assistant clinical professor at the University of San Diego and at UC San Francisco. Eating right, she says, is a simple matter of what you eat, how often, how much, and when. She also believes that eating a handful of tortilla chips -- her favorite guilty snack -- is not inherently evil. Recorded on 01/08/2015.
The Science of Exercise: How to Get Fit and Stay Fit with Fabio Comana (Career Talk audio)
Fabio Comana has taught UC San Diego Extension courses in Physical Education & Exercise Science for nearly 15 years, preparing students for careers as fitness trainers. A native of South Africa, he's a current faculty member at San Diego State University, where he formerly served as men's rugby coach. An athlete throughout his life, he believes in the lasting value of moderation in all things, even exercise. Recorded on 12/11/2014.
Justice Served: A Prosecutor's View of the Law with Richard Sachs, J.D. (Career Talk audio)
An Extension instructor in Paralegal, Richard Sachs teaches two courses, Criminal Law & Procedure and Evidence Law. He's also a long-time prosecutor and deputy district attorney with the City of San Diego. It's his job to make sure convicted criminals serve sufficient prison time before parole, a process known as "lifer hearings." Throughout his career, he has regarded law as "endlessly fascinating."

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